Category Archives: Contemporary

CFP: Medical and Metaphorical Wounds from the Middle Ages to the First World War

A two-day workshop at the Science Museum, London, that may be of interest to our followers: January 26 and 27, 2018. Wounds and their meaning have differed over time: from stigmata to the psychological wounding of soldiers in the First … Continue reading

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Portraits, Likenesses, Composites? Facial Difference in Forensic Art

Kathryn Smith is completing her PhD at Liverpool John Moores University. A member of FaceLab, her doctoral research project is a cross-cultural consideration of the ethics of professional and public attitudes to visual depictions of the dead in contemporary culture. … Continue reading

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Disrupting Our Sense of the Past: Medical Photographs that Push Interpreters to the Limits of Historical Analysis

Jason Bate is Lecturer in the School of Art and Design at Falmouth University. His PhD was on photography, disfiguration and reconstructive surgery in England during and after the First World War, and he has since published articles in History … Continue reading

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Making up the Female Face: Pain and imagination in the music videos of CocoRosie

Morna Laing is Senior Lecturer at the Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London. Her PhD research explored the representation of the ‘woman-child’ in fashion magazines, and she has published articles in Critical Studies in Fashion and Beauty. … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: ‘THE ALL-SEEING EYE’: Vision and Eyesight Across Time and Cultures Workshop

The Effaced from History? group is happy to be co-hosting a workshop at Swansea University with the Research Group for Health, History and Culture on 11 April 2018. The All-Seeing Eye: Vision and Eyesight Across Time and Cultures will explore medical, social, and … Continue reading

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From ‘staring’ to ‘not caring’: the experiences of living with facial difference among adults with cleft lip and palate

Patricia Neville is Lecturer in Social Sciences in the School of Oral and Dental Sciences at the University of Bristol. She has published numerous articles on the intersection between the social sciences and dental health and education. Andrea Waylen is Senior … Continue reading

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